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style checklist." >> we were missing you a little bit. >> i wanted to come back fresh and new. file good. >> the new book has just come out. >> absolutely. revealing my list. >> we're excited. >> we'll start with the classic white shirt. i know you love this. this is one of your favorite pieces. >> you got to have it. we're talking about women who are over 50, so i'm not revealing their age. this book is for every woman. >> she looks fantastic. >> look at janice. >> what you see here today, this is a hot leather sheik dress by tahari. we have a red platform, and i love it because it gives you comfort along with the sexiness. everything is available at lord & taylor. >> is burgundy a big thing this fall? >> it's a classic thing. if you feel great and look great in burgundy, you can pull it off any season. the white shirt comes to life whether you layer it. you don't have to wear it business-like. this is sexy and sophisticated. >> janice is working it.
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>> you know you look hot. boots are always big, so what's the trend this year? >> knee boots are great and wearable at every age. you could go over the knee like i did here on linda. these are over the knee boots. they turn into leggings if you will, but you can fold them down and show more knee. >> can you bend your knee pretty well? >> she's about to pump it. that's a good thing. >> that's great. so often a boot cuts the leg off because it's not high enough. >> it covers all the flaws. >> i didn't mean that. >> you can find boots at any price. you don't have to spend a lot of money. >> they're not too high. >> can any age pull off that longer boot. >> i think so. that boot -- >> it's david meister. >> you got me. one for kathie lee. >> david meister.
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absolutely. >> this is a great look. >> now, next one we've got is a sequinned tank, lloyd. >> so many ladies are afraid of sequins. you can find sequins to work for your lifestyle. >> you can layer it. it doesn't have to be high wattage, it could be matte. notice we layered it so we can feel back and go desk to dinner. i love the fact she's doing the military pants. that's a big trends for fall. it's timeless. she's out the door looking ten years younger. >> the military pant are any page? >> big trends. wear it with a chanel-inspired jacket so it's age appropriate, too. >> what are you saying? >> scarves are always big. >> here's the trick. choose the boldest scarf you can finds. be careful of old-fashioned
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themes. it can add age to your look. >> i like until you put the bag with it. it clashes. >> this is called editorial styling, so we're giving ideas you how to drive it home. >> you don't have to be matchy matchy anymore. you can mix it up. look at gail here. this is a gorgeous tahari sheath dress. i love the heels. maybe you find a scarf at a bazaar or vintage shop. >> love it. thank you, hon. animal prints is the last little go around. >> do they ever go out? >> never. you got to know the dosage. for certain ladies it's just a wink of it. this woman is knocking on 70's door. can you believe it? it's my mom. she's not knocking on 70s door. i just joke with her. i say older so people say you
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look great. she's in a gorgeous calvin klein gray pantsuit for the season. you can find animal prints in your attic even. you can save a lot of money if you know the classics. that's what the book is about. >> bring all the ladies out. >> lloyd, fabulous job. welcome back. >> thank you. good to be back. up next, a lesson for parents so you can help your kids with their homework. i stopped doing that years ago. i couldn't do it. right back after this. [ female announcer ] to do well, kids need to eat well. and eating well means getting enough whole grain and calcium. and general mills big g kid cereals can help. did you know it's the only leading line of kid cereals with at least 8 grams of whole grain and a good source of calcium? cereals they already love, like lucky charms and cinnamon toast crunch. give your kids more of what they need to be their best. grow up strong. with big g kid cereals.
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september means it is school year is in fill swing, and that means needing help with your homework. are you prepared to assist? >> here to tell you what teachers expect from your xhich in elementary years elizabeth shaw and michelle borba who is an educational psychologist. >> there are new ways teachers are teaching, and there's a lot on a kid's plate. in that backpack, there's a lot to do. >> that's a whole other issue carrying lrnd backpacks that weigh so much and destroying their backs. >> clearly when we went to school, everybody has been burched down at least a year and a half. homework has gone up a notch, to step number one is get to the open house and find out that teacher's expectations. lounge should my xhild be
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working every night? what is my role in this process so you're on board together. >> as a parent do you have a right to say i don't want my child doing four hours of homework every night? i want family time and want them to just read a book? don't we as parents have some right to say how we want our children to be taught? >> there are actual cities that are on board and did one and one is outside minneapolis. i commend them for it. it was a group of parents who said enough is enough. >> mostly you can't. >> mostly you can't, because you up against the world and it's a tough one. >> you can get organized as parents. >> yeah. >> in the early years, kindergarten first grade, there can't be that many expectations, are there, for kid science. >> it's become a lot more academic. when i went to kindergarten and first grade we did a lot of coloring and pasting. it's reading group, learning math. by first grade they're reading chapter books. for little kids who are used to running around, it can be a strugg
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struggle. you should not feel too frustrated if your child has trouble because it's expected. >> a lot of kids have add and things like that. how do you know if there's an issue or if they're rambunctious and can't focus. >> first of all, they're supposed to not be able to focus. they're movers and shakers at that age, and you want them to be. you don't want to take the fun out of learning either by making them sit so still. get on board with the teacher and find out how he ranks in terms of sitting. in terms of homework, vary the pace. get the sidewalk chalk out there so we can make big letters and play beat the clock games with the ov ven timer. fun is key, and you gradually stretch the attention span. >> whether you get up into the other grades, third and fourth grade, that kind of thing -- >> third grade is a big year because that's when standardized testing begins. there's a lot of drills, reading and spelling.
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>> and anxiety. >> a lot of kids have great innate intelligence, and they're not test takers. our system is cruel to children like that. >> there is a lot of pressure. in fourth grade there's a big academic switch where instead of learning how to lead, they're reading to learn. if you're not -- if your reading skills aren't up to par, you're going to fall behind. you really need to be able to support your xhild. >> one quick tip on that one you can do that's a simple idea, and that is each time you read one paragra paragraph, figure out what's the most important idea or what you want to remember. if you train a child to do one most important thing, a child that can't recall it, draw it or an index card. you teach content, memory skills and you have great test taking at an early age. >> good for their self-respect and self-esteem. >> it's all in the magazine. >> you can find it on parenti
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up next, how to muscle your muscle and get your strength about. it's something about skinny strong. >> i'm neither of those. >> we'll be right back. -do you have your lunch? -yes. and you know where your classroom is? uh huh. mom, i can walk from here. what about your... mom, i got it. ♪ [ female announcer ] they're never too big for a little something sweet. kellogg's rice krispies treats. hey, little dude. "dinner's" my middle name. how 'bout some hamburger helper? oh, my, but your mouth is gonna love it. and your wallet's gonna be pretty happy, too. now this is the deal of the day. hamburger pound, one pan, one tasty meal. hey. dinner. [ male announcer ] of all the things that happen on your wooden surfaces, disinfecting has to be one of them.
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ask any woman what she wants to be, and chances are she'll say skinny. what people forget is the importance of being strong. >> tonya is founder of the s factor diet and sarah haines is the volunteer demonstrator. you came up with skinny versus strong. a lot of women would rather be thin. if i've toned, great, but not really that important. >> the great thing is you can be both. i created the skinny strong xhal leng to encourage women to strength train. right now there's kind of a trend in the industry where people encourage women to do high rep low weights to stay skinny. we want them to pick up more weights so they gave muscle. >> fon ya is a big nutritionist. nutrition plays a big factor in
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this. >> we'll get to the aesthetics why it's important to build muscles. a lot of women admire in this day and age a different kind of body. john fehr aniston has that tone. there are also health benefits of building muscle mass. the more muscle you have you have a decreased risk for diabetes. it pulls the glucose out of your blood system so you get better insulin control. heart disease is exactly right. in addition to that, it's also decreasing the risk factors for osteoporosis, which one out of every two women over 50 will be diagnosed with. >> have you got your bone density test done yet? you need a baseline to see if you're staying strong or developing it. there's stuff you can do to stop it. >> it's more efficient to workout this way. the more muscle you have the more calories you burn and more weight you lose. >> a lot of women don't want to
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bulk up. they don't want to look like bodybuilder types? >> the problem is as we get holder we lose a half pound of muscle every year. we don't replace that. >> really? >> so many women come into my practice in their 30s or 40s or 50s and 60s for the first time struggling with weight gain, and they say to me, tonya, i have not changed my eating habits. why am i gaining weight? as we age, the natural progression is to lose muscle mass. if we don't want to gain weight, we have two xhochoices. we can eat less or two is build muscle and the best thing is to do both, eat a little less and build more muscle and you'll have the body you want. there's no reason in your 30s, 40s and 50s you can't be the same weight in your opinion your 20s. >> we'll bring in sarah haines, because we know she's skinning but we wants to know if she's strong. >> she works out. >> she's going to do the plank position. >> it's an incredible core.
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>> start the clock. >> the goal here is she does not want to sink at all in her back but is engaging all of her core muscles, pulling in her abs nice and tight. >> hold it for a minute. that means she's skinny strong. >> the clock is not even starting, but we know. >> at least 30 seconds. >> she'll be strong and heavy too, right? >> obviously. i want to encourage people to do their cardio and if they like low reps do that too. take one or two days a week to build more muscle. >> how are you feeling, sarah? you all right? >> you look fabulous. >> i think it's been about 30 seconds. >> no, it's been more. >> i think it's been 12. >> that's where the diet comes into play. many people have muscle but it's hiding under a meat sweater. there's a layer of fat over it. that's the idea of building more muscle and xhanging your dietary
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hak habits. proteins are the building blocks. >> four, three, two, one. sarah is skinny strong. >> you hold it for a minute and you're skinny strong, and if it's less than, you need to work on it. >> 30 to 60 seconds you're almost strong, less than 30, might be only skinny. >> keep doing it and get stronger. >> thank you, sarah. good job. up next, the whatever girls are back. >> first, this is "today" on nbc. duct system as the lungs of the house. expulsion of air. dust and dirt that helping the house to breathe. say i'm a doctor. not a doctor either. suction. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
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each day lynners can hear john fehr koppelman hut and alexis stewart dish about a wide range of topics on their radio program, whatever, with alexis and jennifer. >> they're getting ready to make whatever into a tv show on the hallmark channel. on monday the whole thing
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finally starts. >> are you excited? >> we are. >> what's different about it? >> it's television versus radio. >> you put the makeup on. >> you have to do hair and makeup. >> twoef look nice sxhoeld our stomachs in. >> you're ready for that? that's a whole different thing. >> it's exciting. we're ready and going after it. >> are you still going to be on the radio? >> yes. >> is this new hair on the show or old hair. >> i like it. it's new. >> it depends on the day. >> okay. >> let's hear from our people. joy, this is one of the questions a woman has. why do women have to have a motive when dating? can't we date without having an agenda? >> i totally agree with that. >> that's going to get where you you want to go, to not have an agenda. i think men can smell an agenda. >> i think men can smell desperation. there has to be a challenge. >> men are snickering. >> they know. they're dogs. >> all men are dogs, so take
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that into account, have a good time. if you really like him and he really likes you, then that will work. >> okay. but if you're the kind of girl who -- >> oh. >> what? if you're the kind of girl who knows what she wants, if you know you're not going to be happy in a casual kind of relationship, then don't put yourself -- >> get out of it. >> don't date a bad boy to begin with. if you're looking for the pickett fence, don't date donald trump. >> i know plenty of girls that go with the bad boy. so i just decided i go out with the nice guy, and then leave her -- she finds him shooting heroin and they meet girls online. there's no answer. >> even if you know what you want and you don't want to be casual and you want to date lots of different people, just don't tell the guys that that's what you're thinking. >> that you want to date lots of people? >> you don't have to tell them. >> whatever. >> well-put.
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>> they're still talking. >> they talk more than we do. >> you move guard. >> here we go. another question. >> we've been together for four and a half years and we both love and care about each other. we lost our jobs and he lost his confidence and motivation which leads me to losing my attraction. now i'm thinking is there something better out there? i'm confused. >> there's highs and lows in a long-term relationship. it's not nice to be fickle because he lost his job. that's mean. if him losing his job is a tell about something else in his penalty, that might be another situation. >> if they really love each other, they could separate for a little while, and she could see -- >> that never works. >> it just worked for our friend paul, did he not? >> he didn't really separate ever. >> let's get paul on the phone. >> he pretended to separate. he had like one week. >> three weeks.
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>> he's a co-worker on the radio show. >> we don't know paul. >> all right, you guys. if you're half as much fun on your new show, you're going to be hit. >> monds, hallmark channel. i don't know where it is on the dial. ambush fridays.
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